1. Find the control you are looking for on Page_Load or PreRender.
//find content meta fields control where you should have metakey controls
ContentMetaFields cmf = e.Item.FindControl(
// find your control
TextBox customkey = cmf.Controls.FindControl(
2. You can not use the same logic in NewsItemNew because actually there is not item you can get. In your custom view that should inherit from NewsItemNew you have to override SaveContent and process your logic
IContent cnt =
Guid itemID = Guid.Empty;
(itemID == Guid.Empty)
The better option is using custom views, instead of working with the templates.
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